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The Nationals have partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at Nationals Park on Aug. 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET.
This is the fifth year the two have teamed up for the event. Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is the player representative for this blood drive.
Zimmermann will record a PSA for radio and television and make an appearance at the blood drive, thanking fans for their support.
“It’s extremely good for the community and, basically, for everyone,” Zimmermann said. “They are ultimately going to save someone’s life. It’s a really good thing. Hopefully, a lot of people will come out.”
Fans may make appointments by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or by visiting www.my-redcross.org.
Currently only three out of every 100 Americans give blood. The goal is to collect over 250 pints of usable blood. The 2008 drive collected 176 pints of usable blood.
Donors will receive a t-shirt, two tickets to an upcoming Nationals home game and the knowledge that they’ve helped save a life.
Participants will also be entered to win prizes including Nationals tickets, autographed memorabilia and a package including four PNC Diamond Club tickets and a BP field visit.
In addition to hosting blood drives at the ballpark, the Nationals visited the Red Cross facility in Northern Virginia during their 2007 Winter Caravan.
Following Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over the Mets, the Nationals placed right-hander Jordan Zimmermann on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 19, because of right elbow discomfort and recalled right-hander Collin Balester from Triple-A Syracuse.
Zimmermann was scheduled to pitch against the Cardinals on Thursday but Balester will get the nod instead. Balester, 23, went 6-4 with a 3.38 ERA in his last 12 starts with Syracuse. Over that period he posted 41 strikeouts and a .274 opponent’s batting average in 69 1/3 innings. Overall, he went 7-9 with a 4.35 ERA in 19 starts.
Zimmermann started feeling pain during his last start, against the Cubs on Saturday. When he again felt pain after a bullpen session on Tuesday, the Nationals decided to shut him down for three or four weeks. The hope is that he will be ready for a rehab assignment at that time.
“I’m not really concerned at all,” Zimmermann said. “I’m going to give it a little rest here and come back. I’ll have one rehab start and be ready to go.”
Once Zimmermann returns, he is expected to pitch the rest of the season, according to acting general manager Mike Rizzo. The original plan was to shut him down sometime in August.
“Zim could pitch tomorrow if he had to pitch,” Rizzo said. “Instead of sending him out there against the Cardinals and have him pitch in a stressful situation, we are going to be cautious and shut him down.
“He is one of our prize prospects, and we are not going to do anything crazy with him. Like we handle all of our pitchers, like [Ross] Detwiler, [Shairon] Martis, Craig Stammen, [John] Lannan and Zimmermann, we are going to be very careful with them and look out for their best interests long-term, not [with the] short-term goals of winning a game.”
Zimmermann, 23, is 3-5 with a 4.63 ERA in 16 starts this season. He is among the National League rookie leaders in strikeouts, starts, innings and wins.
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was scheduled to pitch against the Reds on Tuesday, but he was scratched because of right elbow fatigue.
Zimmerman started having problems with his elbow during a bullpen session on Saturday, two days after pitching against the Giants on Thursday. The team doesn’t believe the injury is serious even though Zimmermann said he felt some pain in the elbow. In fact, Zimmermann will pitch against the Rays in Tampa on Saturday.
“I have a little fatigue in the elbow. I threw my [bullpen session] on Saturday and, the next day, the arm didn’t come back the way it usually does,” Zimmermann said.
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was scheduled to pitch against the Reds on Tuesday, but he was scratched because of an undisclosed injury. I will get more details after 4:00 p.m.
Triple-A Syracuse right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was scheduled to pitch against Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, but the game was postponed because of rain.
However, Zimmermann was able to have a simulated game that night and is still scheduled to make his Major League debut against the Braves on Monday night at Nationals Park. Zimmermann threw six innings in the simulated game.
Zimmermann was supposed to pitched on Sunday against the Marlins, but his scheduled start was pushed back a day because Wednesday’s game between the Nationals and Phillies was postponed because of rain.
“I can’t wait to see him. This kid was very exciting in Spring Training. We were counting the days before he pitched,” manager Manny Acta said. “To see him in the big league level is going to be very exciting. He is one guy who has a legit chance to be in the top of the rotation.”
During Spring Training, Zimmermann went 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA. He also had 20 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings.